River Country

Discussion in 'Camping at Disney World' started by Tri-circle-D, Dec 4, 2009.

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  1. BigDaddyRog

    BigDaddyRog <font color=red>Ask me about my cartoon pitch<br><

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    Well...it looks like TCD has hit the level of popularity that us long time DISers always knew he would.

    Over 121,000 thread views and getting larger everyday!!!! Congrats TCD....you deserve an award for this.

    I think this report has definately surpassed Geraldo's "Capone Vault" !!!!
     
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  3. Born 2 Fish

    Born 2 Fish I'D RATHER BE FISHING.

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    I would like to extend to you my apologies,
    you obviously have not read much of the posts over here except for this one thread. If you had bothered to read other threads/posts that regular posters here make, then you may have seen that not all of us are strict, to the point, just give the straight answer, and for the love of god DON'T ATTEMPT TO BE HUMOROUS, for fear of pizz'n someone off who don't have a sense of humor,,posters.
    Course, I guess it is always eaiser to just fly off the handle and just make a bunch of snap judgments about people you don't know, understand or aren't familiar with.
    So for all of this, I am sorry for you,,with apologies.
     
  4. carpetride

    carpetride Earning My Ears

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    Wow! I had to log in and say thanks for sharing.

    Probably once they clear the land the assessed taxes will change as well. As it stands it hasn't been in operation 28 years.

    It's fairly well hidden unless you go looking for it, so why invest the capital on a none producing site. The other issue I see about it is the depth of the water. You don't see new parks being built with 6 to 10 foot deep pools! Leave it to a litigous society to ruin it for the rest of us.

    Thanks again! I look forward to your future operations. ;)
     
  5. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    I too have heard about bacteria closing RC and the reason for no swimming in Bay Lake. I have to dispute this through mere logic however. The simple fact is that there is swimming allowed in Bay Lake. During Iron Man and similar competitions for example. Also when you do Sammy's Parasailing you get wet with lake water. If it was so dangerous would they risk people swimming in these events?

    The bacteria is actually found in the shallow water near the edges of the lake.If its the same one that has the potential to kill that Im thinking of.It actually goes dormant when the water temp is below a certain point and comes alive so to speak when the water is over a certain temp. I dont remember what they are off hand. The simple act of people waking thru the sand to deep water stirs it up and it mixes with the water. Deep water sports like the parasailing wont stir it up.


    I think Disney also does itself a disservice when it lets something sit there and deteriorate. Clean up the mess!! Then if the plan is to never do anything there, fence it off sufficiently to hide the eyesore. That seem reasonable. You wouldn't leave Grandma to lay around after the reindeer ran her down so why leave RC that way

    I agree, but at the moment if I had to guess, there using it as a tax write off, like the unfinished sections of Pop Century.
     
  6. stacktester

    stacktester DIS Veteran

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    Chill baby chill. We are a friendly species. We'uns assume too and think everyone has our sense of humor. Enjoy the camping board and say what you like.
     
  7. lindsayp

    lindsayp Princess-in-training

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    wow it makes me sad to see that they just let it sit there :( one of my earliest dis memories are from that place! its weird to see it as a ghost town. great pics! how did you take these?
     
  8. BradyBz12

    BradyBz12 1340.63 miles too far from the Fort

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    Expect another spike in views to this thread - a link was just added to the Screamscape site today...

     
  9. dizzi

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    Obviosuly i dont read any of the camping...I dont camp, not my cup of tea. I perfer other sleeping arrangments. But i did open my first post up by saying i was brought here by a link from somewhere else. That should have covered....The i dont read your camping boards.

    i dont understand the part where you say.... and for the love of god DON'T ATTEMPT TO BE HUMOROUS, for fear of pizz'n someone off who don't have a sense of humor,,posters. :confused3

    And if you are saying i was making a snap judgement about anyone you are entirely wrong i made no judegments about anyone.

    No need to be sorry for me.

    But thankyou for your aoologies.


    I dont camp wont likely be back around. I am as chill as chill can get.
    My bad on the assumption that all was the same across these entire boards.

    HAPPY HOLIDAYS
     
  10. jamie@dvcstore

    jamie@dvcstore DIS Veteran

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    Hi Tri-circle-D,
    Thank you VERY much for sharing your pictures. They are increadible. You really captured every part of the park. As many others have mentioned it is a shame to see something just left to rot. I would love to see it in person though your pictures make me feel like I am right there. Good work and thanks again. :thumbsup2
     
  11. Donna

    Donna Where Magic Lives

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    As you know this entire board belongs to Pete Werner. He, apparently, got a different impression of this board than you. he feels that this is the most friendly and helpful board on DIS. He has said so himself. I am paraphrasing, of course, but that is pretty much what he's said. He even mentioned us in a podcast awhile back. I don't recall him saying that about his other boards.
    I think the longer you stay around, the more you'll like it here. Sure there are some who take awhile longer to warm up to, but you can say that about every single sub-board on here.
    Besides, don't you want to experience some more of TCD's adventures?
     
  12. Phibbles

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    RC - circe 1979

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  13. RocklandRVers

    RocklandRVers Mouseketeer

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    Any of those kids get sick? I predict not. :headache:
     
  14. Born 2 Fish

    Born 2 Fish I'D RATHER BE FISHING.

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    If you wonder about if the lake water is not safe for being in, it is my opinion that Disney just dont want you in the water for reasons other than its "unsafe".
    Bacteria of many kind can grow in waters during summer months, HOWEVER you can do ANY water sports on the lake at Disney any time of the year if you want to put out the $cash to go ski, tube, etc. They will teach you how to ski if you have never ski'd before. I'm sorry darl'n, but ya gotta be in the water to learn to ski ! And again I say, they will teach you ANY time of the year if you are willing to pay the $cash.
    It's not like the bacteria magically leaves when your in the water because you paid Disney.
    It saves Disney a lot of money to not have to deal with or be responsible for people swimming in the water all the time, there are 5 different resorts on the lake, it would cost Disney a lot to have life guards etc.,,it is so much eaiser to go with the fland claim possible bacteria,,unless you wanna pay $ cash for someone to watch you,,like ski, etc.
     
  15. autigger

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    Incredible pictures. Ironically, some reminded me of scenes from WALL-E.
     
  16. scot@dvcstore

    scot@dvcstore Saratoga Springs Member Approved Advertiser

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    Amazing photos but very sad. :cool1::banana:
     
  17. mollygirl13

    mollygirl13 DIS Veteran

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    TCD, thanks for posting the pictures! :goodvibes:goodvibes
     
  18. katiegel

    katiegel Earning My Ears

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    Wow those pictures are amazing. I remember RC as a kid...not like that. It's amazing how quickly nature will overtake what we leave behind.

    I haven't been to RC since I was a kid either (late '80s)...but - man - this makes me miss it! haha and I hated it - my parents LOVED it!

    Thank you!
     
  19. shermpotter86

    shermpotter86 Earning My Ears

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    I am another who is both enthralled and appalled by the pictures. Went to RC only once back in 1978. Loved it. We also got to rent and drivve the mini-speedboats out in the Lake. It was awesome. Haven't been to either of the big new waterparks. Someday, I guess...
     
  20. cathydwin

    cathydwin Mouseketeer

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    We enjoyed River Country way back when. It was hard to get to and took time just from the parking lot so that discouraged many people. Not as easy access as the other water parks.
    For me personally, I don't care for lake water when murkey! I love the ocean or a pool where I can see the bottom or almost. Love the old pictures.
     
  21. Lyndria

    Lyndria Fort Junkie

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    I always regret not going when I had the chance. Thanks for the pictures!
     
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